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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournville and Cotteridge Ward 

12 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournville and Cotteridge Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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MISSING: Eliza Alam – 13 – Halesowen 

12 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are seeking a 13 year old girl who has been missing from her Halesowen home since the early hours of this morning (Thursday 12th April).


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Football club asks locals to donate used trainers to help city’s homeless 

12 Apr 18

A football club is asking locals to donate their used trainers to help Birmingham’s homeless population.


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Planning sought for first units on West Works in hope of bringing more jobs to Longbridge 

11 Apr 18

A planning application has been submitted for four large business units on the site of the former West Works at Longbridge.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bournbrook and Selly Park Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Bartley Green Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Bartley Green Ward TWO candidates to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Local Election 2018: Candidates: Allen’s Cross Ward 

11 Apr 18

Candidates for Allen’s Cross Ward ONE candidate to be elected in the local government election 3rd May 2018 If candidates have submitted ‘500 Words’ you can access it by clicking on their name.


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Failed ram raid attempt at Northfield high street store 

10 Apr 18

Would-be ram raiders made a failed attempt to access the CEX store in Northfield high street in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 10th March).


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M5 closed as police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision 

10 Apr 18

The northbound carriageway of the M5 motorway remained closed this morning (Tuesday 10th April) after a woman was sadly killed in a two vehicle collision in the early hours.


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Police investigate possible link between stabbing and Rednal vehicle attack 

9 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are investigating a possible link between two incidents in South Birmingham on Sunday evening (8th April).


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University of Birmingham to be a pilot site for West Midlands bike-share scheme 

8 Apr 18

The West Midlands is set to benefit from a new bike-share scheme, with the University of Birmingham providing a home for several stations.


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#SWBrumPantsParking: Pavement parking drivers could face £70 penalty 

4 Apr 18

Parking on pavements could land motorists with a £70 fine under government plans to declutter the roadside.


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Students run Kickstarter campaign for coming-of-age comedy short film 

3 Apr 18

Birmingham born Film Production student has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help make his final graduation film the best it can be.


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Bomb disposal unit safely removes grenade from Northfield home 

3 Apr 18

An unexploded hand grenade – believed to have been from WWII – found in a Northfield home has been safely dealt with by a bomb disposal unit this afternoon (Tuesday 3rd April).


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Missing: Billy Cowley – Bartley Green 

2 Apr 18

West Midlands Police are appealing for help to trace him – he went missing from Birmingham today (Monday 2 April).


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#B31JustRead: West Midland Safari: Baby dies after cardiac arrest 

1 Apr 18

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This weeks BEST #PositiveSWBrum stories! 

1 Apr 18

Goodbye – and THANK YOU – Phil! @Northfieldfire station watch commander retires after 30 years service READ: https://t.


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[Video] Two arrested following Kings Heath Dixy Chicken explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a fast food shop in Kings Heath High Street last night (Friday 31st March).


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Shocking moment man rescued from monster pothole 

1 Apr 18

A Northfield man had a lucky escape in the early hours of this morning when he underestimated the depth of a pothole.


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Goodbye, Phil! Northfield fire station watch commander retires after 30 years service 

31 Mar 18

A watch commander from Northfield Fire Station has retired today (Saturday 31st March) after 30 years as part of West Midlands Fire Service.


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Rubery man speaks frankly about his own experience to raise awareness on World Bipolar Day 

31 Mar 18

A brave Rubery man has spoken frankly about his own mental health in an attempt to raise awareness on World Bipolar Day 2018  (Friday 30th March).


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Fabulous Birmingham stars to celebrate loved ones at unique art installation 

29 Mar 18

What will be a beautifully stunning art installation created by a local hospice to celebrate loved ones lost is being supported by a host of Birmingham celebrities – including Line of Duty’s Claudia Jessie.


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Driver sought after serious collision in Northfield leaves elderly man in hospital and kills dog 

29 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are seeking a driver who left the scene of a serious collision in Northfield yesterday evening (Wednesday 28th March).


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#PositiveSWBrum Community spirited firefighter receives 25 year service award 

28 Mar 18

A West Midlands Fire Service firefighter – well known for his commitment to community work – has received his 25 year service award.


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Police reassure communities as further ‘hoax’ email threats made to schools 

28 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are reassuring communities after a further number of what appear to be hoax email threats have been received by some schools across South Birmingham and beyond today (Wednesday 28th March).